International destination listing

Get information, including limitations and rate code details, for shipping items internationally.

Shipping from

Canada

Shipping to

Bulgaria

  • Country code: BG
  • Customs declaration language: French, Russian, Bulgarian

Parcels

Detail Priority™ Worldwide International Parcel™ (Air) International Parcel™ (Surface) Small Packet™ (Air) Small Packet™ (Surface)
Rate code

Priority™ Worldwide

03

International Parcel™ (Air)

203

International Parcel™ (Surface)

403

Small Packet™ (Air)

03

Small Packet™ (Surface)

03
Maximum weight

Priority™ Worldwide

30 kg

International Parcel™ (Air)

30 kg

International Parcel™ (Surface)

30 kg

Small Packet™ (Air)

2 kg

Small Packet™ (Surface)

2 kg
Oversized availability

Priority™ Worldwide

No

International Parcel™ (Air)

Yes

International Parcel™ (Surface)

Yes

Small Packet™ (Air)

No

Small Packet™ (Surface)

No
Maximum coverage 1

Priority™ Worldwide

$1,000

International Parcel™ (Air)

$1,000

International Parcel™ (Surface)

$1,000

Small Packet™ (Air)

Not applicable

Small Packet™ (Surface)

Not applicable

1 Maximum coverage = maximum declared value for carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service

Letter-post

Detail Description
Availability Yes
Registered Mail Yes
Valuables accepted No

Money orders

Detail Description
Availability No
Fee code Not applicable
Currency Not applicable

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting securities, medicines, plants, or parts of plants.

Postage stamps must be addressed to stamp collectors through the Bulgarian Postal Philatelic Service.

Only private persons may send gifts. Gifts may include printed publications, photographs, films, gramophone records, magnetic tapes, manuscripts, music sheets and similar objects, provided they are not contrary to the laws and customs of Bulgaria.

  • alcoholic beverages
  • animal products and skins
  • antiques
  • chemicals non hazardous
  • coffee
  • computer software
  • dangerous goods
  • drugs, prescription and non prescription
  • foodstuffs
  • furs
  • gambling services
  • grain samples
  • medical samples
  • ivory
  • isopropanol
  • oil products
  • parts of machines
  • perishables
  • phones/modems
  • plant and plant products
  • precious metals and stones
  • seeds
  • ship spares
  • shoes
  • sports equipment
  • stationary
  • tea
  • textile articles
  • tobacco.

Prohibited items

In addition to items considered non-mailable matter, the following are prohibited:

  • anesthetics
  • asbestos
  • animals
  • bio products
  • bullions and currency
  • clothing, linen or footwear, used
  • coins, banknotes, currency or securities of any kind, traveller's cheques, platinum, gold, silver, precious stones and other valuable articles
  • immoral or obscene material
  • jewellery and Costume Jewellery
  • liquids
  • movable cultural monuments without permit or certificate
  • narcotics and psychotropic substances
  • printed matter, publications, photographs, films, tapes, etc prejudicial to the political or economic institutions of Bulgaria
  • religious materials connected with prohibited or unregistered sects or organizations
  • used clothing, linen or footwear
  • valuable articles in uninsured postal items.

Documentation required

Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.

The following documents are required:

  1. Invoice
  2. Certificate of Origin
  3. Transport Documents
  4. Certificates of Approval from relevant authorities

Value Added Tax (VAT)

On July 1, 2021, the European Union (EU) made changes to their Value Added Tax (VAT) rules. The EU removed the VAT exemption of €22, and VAT is now required for all commercial items imported into the EU, with the exclusion of gifts and goods subject to excise duties.

The EU customs authorities have created a portal called the Import One-Stop-Shop (IOSS) to manage the payment of VAT. For shipments under €150 in value, commercial customers can charge the VAT at the time of purchase (rather than collecting at the door) and use the IOSS portal to remit VAT payments monthly, directly to the EU. The IOSS is not allowed for gifts or for goods subject to excise duties (such as tobacco or alcohol). If using the IOSS scheme, the IOSS number and the 6-digit HS code are mandatory. 

Prepaying the VAT is not required and if the IOSS number is not provided, VAT, Duties and any additional fees will be collected from the recipient prior to delivery.

For more information on the EU VAT changes, see our EU VAT FAQ.